Matthew 5:43-48

This week we returned to the Sermon on the Mount with our series The Way of Jesus

Our values and tendencies often lay in doing what comes naturally. This has even become a common piece of advice: “Do what comes naturally.” The closing teaching of Matthew 5 calls us to do the opposite. We live in increasingly tense and divisive times, and its getting worse because of people doing what comes naturally.

Instead, Jesus summons us to live and respond unnaturally, to captivate the world with the unnatural love of the gospel.